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2008 House Bill 22: Double KEES scholarships by 2014
Introduced by Rep. Carl Rollins (D) on January 8, 2008 To increase the award amounts of KEES scholarships by 40% for the 2009-2010 academic year and then increase them again in the 2014-2015 academic year so awards are then double the 2007-2008 amounts.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 9, 2008
Reported in the House on March 11, 2008 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Substitute offered in the House on March 11, 2008 To retain original provisions that make technical changes, but delete all references to monetary increases to the KEES awards, based on grade point average and ACT scores.
Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin D. Bratcher (R) on March 14, 2008 To restore existing definition of "participating institution" eligible for the use of student financial aid.
Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin D. Bratcher (R) on March 14, 2008 To restore existing definition of "participating institution" eligible for the use of student financial aid.
Passed 92 to 0 in the House on March 14, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require fifty-five percent of all funds appropriated for KEES, a merit-based scholarship, and CAP and KTGP, need-based scholarships, go to the need-based programs.
Received in the Senate on March 17, 2008
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 26, 2008

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